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Table 3 Thematic areas and summary on what participants remembered and learned after listening to the song during the assessment of acceptability of a cultural song as a community engagement medium in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa

From: “Maskandi experience”: exploring the use of a cultural song for community engagement in preparation for a pilot Sterile Insect Technique release programme for malaria vector control in KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa 2019

Responses from the participants Remembered n = 54 (%) Learned n = 54 (%)
Female mosquitoes transmit malaria infection 18 (33) 8 (15)
Malaria can kill but is treatable 13 (24) 6 (11)
Male mosquitoes do not bite and do not transmit malaria 6 (11) 13 (24)
Sterilised male mosquito 3 (5) 5 (9)
Medication and indoor residual spraying 3 (5) 0
Signs and symptoms 2 (4) 5 (9)
Warning about malaria 6 (11) 1 (2)
Difference between male and female mosquito behaviour 3 (5) 10 (18)
SIT project 0 3 (5)
Seeking medical treatment if unwell 0 3 (5)